Top rated personal injury attorney in Austin, TexasGibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law
Practice Areas: Personal injury; view more
Licensed in Texas since: 2004
Education: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
Gibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law3307 Northland Dr
Austin, TX 78731 Visit website
Attorney Drew Gibbs is a founding partner of Gibbs & Crivelli in Austin, Texas. Board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in personal injury trial law and possessing more than 15 years of legal experience, Mr. Gibbs represents the rights and entitlements of clients throughout Texas who suffered an injury or lost a loved one as the result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Gibbs has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of those adversely affected by car, truck and motorcycle accidents, DUI accidents, dog bites, slip-and-fall accidents, workplace injuries, and other preventable tragedies. From his efforts, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients, earning his lifetime membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Nationally recognized as one of the best trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Gibbs has also received a Top One Percent designation from the National Association of Distinguished Counsel along with the Warrior Award from the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association. He has also received many other accolades from his peers along with "Superb" client ratings on Avvo, and many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.
A 2001 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Government, Mr. Gibbs attended Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2004. He then served for years as an Assistant County Attorney with the Henderson County Attorney's Office before serving as an associate at a prominent area insurance defense firm.
Through these roles, he gained invaluable trial experience along with a unique insight into the insurance industry, which helps him better address his plaintiff clients' issues and increase their chances of securing the maximum amount of compensation they deserve.
Active in his legal community, Ms. Gibbs is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Executive Committee of the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, and he volunteers his time and services for CASA of Travis County.
Multiple Locations to Serve You
Principal Office – Austin
3307 Northland Drive Suite 320
Austin, Texas 78731
5910 N. Central Expressway Suite 1599
Dallas, Texas 75206
Practice areasPersonal injury - general: plaintiff
Animal bites, Assault, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff
- 100% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
First Admitted: 2004, Texas
Professional Webpage: https://slingshotlaw.com/about-drew-gibbs/
- The University of Texas
- Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- Lifetime Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
- Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thompson Reuters service) since 2018
- CASA of Travis County, Volunteer
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member
- State Bar of Texas, 2004
- Texas Bar College, Member, 2015
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Board Member
- Presenting CLE on Proving Injury Causation, Speaker, Car Wrecks Seminar, 2017
- Presenting CLE on Attorney Fee Shifting, Speaker, TTLA Midyear Conference, 2019
- Top 100 Verdicts in Texas in 2018; , 2018
- ATHENS, Texas — After a two-day trial that began on April 2 in a Henderson County Court, a six-person jury unanimously found that the proper value of Kelsi Gabbert’s injury claim stemming from a March 2015 car crash was $360,748.42. The verdict included amounts for both medical bills and maintaining her future costs for hearing aids. On March 17, 2015, Gabbert, a home health nurse, was returning to her office after visiting a patient. She was at a complete stop when she was rear-ended on Main Street in Gun Barrel City, Texas. As a result of the crash, she suffered a concussion, tinnitus and mild hearing loss which left her with more than $20,000 in medical bills. Despite the swollen bill, Allstate Insurance offered her just $1,500 for her injuries. Gabbert decided instead to hire Attorney Drew Gibbs to help her recover proper compensation. “When Ms. Gabbert wasn’t being helped by any of the insurance companies, our firm decided to step in and make them pay way what they owe,” Gibbs said. In addition to Allstate’s rock-bottom offer, her injury was initially submitted to her employer’s workers comp insurance. However, they denied the claim—saying she was not covered because she was not on duty. Additionally, her health insurance denied the claim by asserting that she was on duty and the claim belonged to workers’ comp. “She was stuck dealing with the unnecessary stress created by opportunistic insurance companies at a time when she was already dealing with the consequences of a serious injury and left holding the bag medical bills that should’ve been taken care of,” Gibbs said. In addition to the Allstate claim, Gabbert submitted a claim to her own car insurance, Texas Farm Bureau, seeking recovery of a $30,000 underinsured motorists policy—which should have kicked in when the claim exceeded the value of the defendant’s policy. Unfortunately, Texas Farm Bureau elected to delay her claim while she pursued a judgment against the defendant at her own expense. “Unfortunately this is standard procedure in Texas where insurers have been emboldened to delay and deny claims. Every day, the companies are choosing to gamble with the lives of their insureds and forcing reasonable people to become plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits in order to get a fair recovery,” Gibbs said. Monday’s verdict means that defendant Leassuance Caldwell is now personally responsible for paying any amount in excess of her insurance policy limits. Gabbert plans instead to continue pursuing the full verdict from Allstate—asserting that Allstate was negligent in not agreeing to pay out their policy limit on the two prior occasions her attorney gave them. “This process may require an appeal and even two more trials against Allstate and Texas Farm Bureau separately, but we are hopeful that faced with this unanimous verdict, these companies will finally do the right thing and pay Ms. Gabbert what she is owed,” Gibbs said. “Insurers have set up a system that fosters their ‘delay, deny and defend’ business strategy, so much so that the jury is not even permitted to know that insurance was involved or that Kelsi was offered just $1,500 before hiring our firm.” Even with the possibility of future litigation, Tuesday’s victory marks the beginning of the end for a nightmarish ordeal for Gabbert. “I am just thankful the jury saw how this wreck and impairment has affected my life and my career,” Gabbert said. “I have a great relief knowing those six people understood my situation and did not believe the case Allstate presented against me.” Insurance cases in Henderson County are often seen as an uphill battle. So much so that Gabbert’s case was closely monitored by local attorneys for the two years it played out in court. “The reputation around the state among attorneys is that these kinds of cases can’t be won in Henderson County,” local attorney Brian Schmidt said. “I am glad that these six jurors set the record straight. Justice still matters here.”, 2018
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3307 Northland Dr
Austin, TX 78731
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